Fridays at 11, the Upstater website brings you a selection of properties within three hours north, and a little bit east or west, of New York City.
To us, the hamlet of Stone Ridge in Ulster County represents some of things we love most about the Hudson Valley. The beautiful Shawangunk Mountains surround the historic area where Stone Ridge is located, giving it a peaceful, rural feeling unencumbered by noisy traffic. Farm land abounds, which means incredible farm stands, like Davenport Farms, and horse farms, lush rolling hills, and wilderness recreational opportunities galore. The hamlet is a mere 15 minutes to the city of Kingston, 20 minutes from the village of New Paltz, and a smidge over two hours from Brooklyn. Gorgeous farmhouses and cottages hide around every corner, and we’ve found ourselves enchanted by these four:
This 1930s colonial cottage looks like it fell right out of a storybook. It’s bright, sunny, and sits on seven acres of lovely, lovely land. It also includes a studio space currently used, according to the listing, as a place to dine al fresco. Taxes: $8,930
Or, you could spend nearly half as much and live in this renovated three-bedroom, 1.5-bath storybook farmhouse on two acres, which is still plenty enough land to start a serious garden. We adore the kitchen and the screened-in porch. Take note: Could be a short sale. Taxes: $6,757
Another Colonial, but this one is just a few years old. It’s nearly 2,000 square feet with three bedrooms and three baths. It’s also super private, located on a good bit of land, and has a nice stone patio. We don’t find the exterior of the house itself quite as charming as the other properties, but the landscaping is neat as pin. Taxes: $8,780
This renovated Victorian farmhouse might be our favorite of the lot. Here’s why: The price is decent, it’s over 2,000 square feet with four bedrooms and two full and two half baths, it’s situated on 1.6 acres at the end of a road, and it’s really close to the Hurley Rail Trail, one of our favorite places to walk/run/bike/saunter. Taxes are the lowest of the bunch at $5,810.